Newton International Fellowships: 2018 Call Now Open

Globes and Maps by caruba CC BY-NC 2.0
Globes and Maps by caruba CC BY-NC 2.0

The latest call for Newton International Fellowships, released yesterday by the British Academy, Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or expect to obtain one by the time funding starts) and not be UK citizens and be working outside of the UK at the time of application. In addition, applicants should have no more than 7 years of active, full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application, discounting career breaks. Applicants should not have done their PhD at the institution they are applying to.

The opportunity covers the full range of subjects covered by the three funders, including engineering, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, pure/applied mathematics, human geography, astronomy and physics (see p2 of the scheme notes for full details).

The funding is to pay for their subsistence costs for a two-year full-time fellowship appointment (up to £24k/annum as a tax exempt stipend), up to £8k/annum for consumables, a one-off £2k relocation payment in year one, as well as a contribution to institutional overheads.

This is a highly competitive scheme, but if you know of a good quality candidate with an excellent research track record who is keen to work here, then it may be a good opportunity to apply for. The application deadline is 27th March 2018 at 3pm.

Please contact your Faculty aligned Research Funding and Policy Manager for a further discussion in the first instance.


Newton Advanced Fellowships and Mobility Grants
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Newton Advanced Fellowships and Mobility Grants calls from British Academy and Royal Society are now live with a 16th September 2015 deadline.

The Advanced Fellowships enable early-mid career international researchers to develop their research strengths and capabilities through training, collaboration and visits with a partner in the UK. Countries covered are Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand (plus China for the Royal Society).

Both the British Academy and Royal Society are running this scheme so it covers most disciplinary areas. There are some differences in countries between the two funders – please check the links for further details and get in touch with us if you have any questions.

The Newton Mobility Grants provide support to international researchers to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers by providing funding towards travel, subsistence and research expenses for short visits. Countries covered are Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand. The British Academy currently has a call open to this scheme.


Apply Here for Newton Mobility Grants

The British Academy, The Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering offer mobility schemes under the Newton Fund.which aims to develop long-term sustainable growth between its partner countries.

Grants are offered up to £10,000 and can last for a period of up to one year.

The closing date for applying is 18th March 2015 at 5pm.

Please check the websites below for further details at the links below:

British Academy:

Royal Academy of Engineering:

Royal Society:



Apply here for Newton Advanced Fellowships

The British Academy, the Royal Society, and the Academy of Medical Sciences are calling for Newton Advanced Fellowship applications under the Newton Fund, which aims to develop long-term sustainable growth between its partner countries.

The awards last for up to three years and are available to support researchers across the natural sciences including engineering, clinical or patient-oriented research, social sciences and humanities.

The closing date for applying is 18th March 2015 at 5pm.

For more information on this call, eligibility and how to apply, visit:

For the humanities and social sciences:

For the natural sciences:

For the medical sciences:



Newton International Fellowship Scheme: Call for Applications

The British Academy is inviting applications to the Newton International Fellowship scheme, which is run jointly with the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The application form is available at the online e-GAP application system.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 February 2015.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD and should have no more than seven years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must be working outside the UK and not hold UK citizenship. For further information and a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the scheme notes.

For further information can be accessed at this link. Success rates in 2014 were 8% so the scheme is highly competitive. Potential applicants should contact their Research Funding and Policy Manager at an early stage.


Newton Research Collaboration with Brazil – Royal Academy of Engineering

Brazil 2014 by Adrien Sifre CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Brazil 2014 by Adrien Sifre CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Royal Academy of Engineering is currently running a short call for research collaborations with Brazil.

The deadline is 26th Jan 2015 and collaborations must start between 1st March 2015 and 31st March 2015. Funding is provided at a flat rate of £2,000/month regardless of which direction the visits are in. Projects should be between 3 and 12 months in duration.

Successful projects should focus on an engineering research challenge that will enhance social welfare or economic development in the selected partner country and demonstrate a tangible benefit to the Partner Country by enhancing its capacity to carry out excellent research in engineering.

RAEng counts a broad range of disciplines as ‘engineering‘ for the purposes of this call, including biotechnology, petrochemicals, offshore engineering, geotechnics, water resources, building services, telecommunications, optics, lasers, information technology, energy conservation, manufacturing, applied mechanics and materials.

A larger call for collaborations with all Newton Partner Countries (Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam) will open up early this year. Please contact your Faculty RFPM as soon as possible if you are interested in applying to this call.


The British Council invites proposals for Newton institutional links

Newton institutional links supports the development of research and innovation collaborations between the UK and partner country institutions (Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines and Vietnam) at the group, departmental or institutional level, as well as the commercial and non-profit sector.

Each proposal must have one principal applicant from the UK and one from the partner country and both PIs have to be leading or established researchers, based at a non-profit higher education institution, publically-funded research institution or a catapult centre.

Grants are between £30,000 and £300,000 over two years

Closing date: 20 November 2014

Further information can be accessed here.